Interventional Cardiology and Critical Care

Interventions To Anticipate & Prevent Cardiopulmonary Disease

The Institute’s Center for Cardiopulmonary Interventions and Critical Care highlights a long-standing and widely recognized strength of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center – caring for critically ill patients. We have assembled a group of highly trained, multispecialty and board certified critical care specialists as well as expertly skilled interventional cardiologists who can successfully diagnose and treat the most complex heart, lung and vascular conditions.

We use the newest, safest technologies to diagnose and treat disease, getting you back on your feet faster than you might have thought possible. Interventional cardiology refers specifically to the use of catheters to diagnose and treat structural heart diseases. Catheters are thin, flexible tubes that can maneuver through blood vessels for tests and to repair damaged vessels or other heart structures–often avoiding the need for open heart surgery and allowing patients to have quicker recoveries.

When you have a coronary, valvular or peripheral vascular disease, or other heart problem, it can be helpful to learn more about the heart to understand your diagnosis and treatment options. You can learn more about how the heart works and search many conditions and treatments in our Glossary.

Heart Disease Treated with Interventional Cardiology

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary Vascular Disease
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Thrombotic Disorders, includes a full range of treatments:
    • Interventional and Diagnostic Procedures
    • Genetic Testing
    • Family Counseling
  • ED Cardiology Assessment and Management Service
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Assist Device Complications
  • Acute Heart or Lung Transplant Rejection
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Acute Aortic Dissection, Ulceration
  • Threatened Limb Ischemia